Christ My Song - 2184
When across the heart deep waves of sorrow
(Author unknown/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
When across the heart deep waves of sorrow.
2. when the cup of every earthly gladness
bears no taste of the life-giving stream;
and high hopes, as though to mock our sadness,
fade and die as in some fitful dream, –
3. who shall hush the weary spirit's chiding?
who the aching void within shall fill?
who shall whisper of a peace abiding,
and each surging billow calmly still?
4. Only he whose wounded heart was broken
with the bitter cross and thorny crown;
whose dear love glad words of joy had spoken;
who his life for us laid meekly down.
5. Blessed Healer! all our burdens lighten;
give us peace, thine own sweet peace, we pray;
keep us near thee till the morn shall brighten,
and all mists and shadows flee away.
Author unknown, in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 414.